Monday, April 18, 2011

An Evening with Professor Emeritus Robert Day at the Smithsonian, April 21

On Thursday, April 21, in Washington, D.C., Robert Day, Washington College professor emeritus of English and active University of Kansas alumnus, will discuss his travels around the world in a talk entitled "Bar Art: John Sloan's McSorley's Old Ale House Paintings, a Vargas Girl behind the Bar at Ruby Red's in New Orleans, The Luncheon of the Boating Party on the Kansas Prairie, and Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère in Paris—plus e.e. cummings, Bob Dylan, and Joseph Mitchell—A Travel Memoir with Pictures." The talk will take place at 7 p.m. in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

A bus will depart from the Casey Academic Center at 4:30 p.m. for those interested. Cost is $23 per person. For reservations, please contact Patsy Will at 410-778-7813.

The lecture is part of two April Art Talks in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and is also sponsored by the 1782 Society as well as the Kent County Arts Council.

Adam Goodheart will present the second lecture about his new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening (Knopf, 2011), on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. For more information, please visit:

Both talks are free and open to the public.